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Welcome We are a social enterprise that connects businesses and communities to create social and economic change. We work with employers and organisations from the public, private and not-for-prof ...

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“Working with Ahead Partnership really helps us bridge those gaps in engineering. These links we have through our partnership programmes really help us to expose young people to these opportunities. ...

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“Working with Ahead Partnership with the opportunities they provide has really boosted our staff morale, our retention and our ability to recruit. " Chris Booth, Head of Office, Pinsent MasonsOu ...

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Our locations Head Office 1 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5AB Telephone: 0113 246 7877 London Office Impact Hub King's Cross, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB Telephone: 07912 391090 ...

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“Make the Grade is a programme that allows us to offer a lot more additional opportunities than we would ever have been able to do alone. It allows our students to be nurtured and they allow ...

For Employers

See our Make the Grade case studies > > “Ahead Partnership take out all the effort, all the hassle of the logistics so that our staff are really able to maximise their volunteering time. ...

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See our Make the Grade case studies> > “Our students' attitude to learning scores have increased by 77% for those on Make the Grade mentoring.” Neil Clephan, Headteacher, Roundhay Sch ...

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Our locations Head Office 1 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5AB Telephone: 0113 246 7877 London Office Impact Hub King's Cross, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB Telephone: 07912 391090 ...

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Welcome Make the Grade is a partnership between business and education to equip young people with the skills they need for the working world. Teachers and employers work together with the help ...

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“The role of businesses is crucial in supporting education institutions to prepare young people for the world of work. We brought in education partner Ahead Partnership to manage our [mentori ...

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“Ahead Partnership enable us to give local students a more confident, positive start to their careers and for our team they really develop the coaching and leadership skills that are so vital to our ...

Stephanie Burras CBE

Stephanie Burras CBE Chief Executive, Ahead PartnershipProfile to follow

Martin Dean

Martin Dean Area Leader South East Leeds, Leeds City CouncilProfile to follow

Who we work with

“We use Ahead Partnership's Make the Grade programme to expand the skills of colleagues, such as team working and improving organisational and presentational skills". Paul Cotton, Senior Office ...

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Nigel Foster

Nigel Foster Director, Fore ConsultingProfile to follow

Gerald Jennings

Gerald Jennings Portfolio Director, Land Securities
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Colin Fyfe

Colin Fyfe Chief Executive, Darlington Building SocietyProfile to follow

Team

The Team Ahead Partnership provides end-to-end facilitation for each Make the Grade project. We assign a dedicated Project Co-ordinator to each project so that schools and employers have a fixed poi ...

Measuring Impact

See how it works: Business Case Study: Hammerson #NowTrading Challenge School Case Study: Travel Leisure Challenge at Birmingham AirportMeasuring impact Research shows that e ...

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Aspire2work

Employers of all sizes and from all sectors can take part in aspire2work, and we are particularly looking for volunteers from these industries: Construction Health & Social Care Hair & Beauty ...

Stephanie Burras CBE

Stephanie Burras CBE Chief ExecutiveProfile to follow

David Hayes

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Katherine Li

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Megan Taylor

Megan Taylor Business Development Manager – Leeds City RegionProfile to follow

Melissa Garrett

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Tom Mansell

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Local solutions to youth unemployment Across the Leeds City Region, Ahead Partnership is part of the Talent Match consortium Talent Match is a £108 million national investment by the Big Lotter ...

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Our locations Head Office 1 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5AB Telephone: 0113 246 7877 London Office Impact Hub King's Cross, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB Telephone: 07912 391090 ...

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About the programme

How it works Young people engaged with Talent Match are each supported by a Key Worker who provides 1-2-1 support and mentoring for up to 12 months. When it becomes appropriate to seek empl ...

For employers

The Employer Charter All employers wishing to be part of Talent Match must sign the Talent Match Employer Charter. The Charter has been developed based on consultation with young people in ...

Changing lives: Ross’ Story

“I hope this project will give young people in the area a source for the right links..." Ross, Talent Match AmbassadorChanging lives: Ross’ story Ross has experience of being long-term unem ...

Get Involved in Birmingham

Careers event, This event provides the opportunity for businesses to talk to students about working life, their sector and different career paths. Volunteers are asked to attend a marketplace event ...

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Make the Grade London

'My volunteering experience was extremely fulfilling. A great experience. Both myself and the students gained a lot from this.' Volunteer, Interview Practice, March 2016 'Thank you ...

Make the Grade Birmingham

'My volunteering experience was extremely fulfilling. A great experience. Both myself and the students gained a lot from this.' Volunteer, Interview Practice, March 2016 'Thank you ...

Work with us

Work with us We're delighted that you're considering joining the Ahead Partnership team Starting in Leeds in 2004 and now operating across the UK, Ahead Partnership is a social enterprise that ...

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Events 2016/17 Looking to do your bit for local young people? Our events raise awareness of the roles available across the UK, as well as promote awareness of the opportunities that youn ...

Make the Grade Leeds City Region

'My volunteering experience was extremely fulfilling. A great experience. Both myself and the students gained a lot from this.' Volunteer, Interview Practice, March 2016 'Thank you ...

Ebbsfleet Masterplanning Challenge

Ebbsfleet Masterplanning Challenge Year 9 students from Ebbsfleet Academy attended an interactive day based around the delivery of the new Garden City. FOCUS: Through interactive w ...

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Job creation with Veracity

How Talent Match has changed Ben's life: Developed confidence in using public transport Increased his independence Helped Ben organise his life into a positive routine Ben now has freedom to ...

Job creation with Codeblue Communications

Benefits for business: Opportunity to identify areas for improvement for your induction process Access to a broad range of 'work ready' young people Uncover strong candidates that will enhance ...

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Trinity Kitchen Challenge

Trinity Kitchen Challenge Budding entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a pop-up restaurant to business dragons. Land Securities challenged pupils to create a food stand ...

UTC Leeds Industry Immersion Fortnight

UTC Leeds Industry Immersion Fortnight   FOCUS: Help students understand the range of opportunities in their region in the engineering and manufacturing sectors to give them the best star ...

Arup Engineering Awareness Week

Arup Engineering Awareness Week Designed to give an in-depth insight into the world of engineering, Arup volunteers from different areas of the business support a week of activity with budding engin ...

Become a school governor

The benefits of becoming a school governor Build stronger links with your local community Gain experience of thinking strategically and discussing high level decisions Develop your ability to ...

Evaluation Lunches

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Roundhay School Assessment Centre

Roundhay School Assessment Centre Sixth form students get a jam-packed day of real assessment activities to help develop their experience and employability skills. FOCUS: Give Year 12 studen ...

Bradford Academy Experience Day

Bradford Academy Experience Day The whole school from Years 7 - 13 found out more about the working world and their future career and study options in this exciting experience day. FOCUS: Give ...

Leeds Law Society Education Week 2016

Leeds Law Society Education Week 2016 Twelve primary schools in Leeds got an early introduction to the world of work with the help of volunteers from 23 law firms across the city for the tenth annua ...

XPO Healthy Eating Workshops

XPO Logistics Healthy Eating Workshop Pupils at three primary schools in Barnsley learned about the importance of understanding what we eat with the help of local employer XPO Logistics. FOCUS ...

Women in Industry Day

Women in Industry Day Female students from Swanshurst School in Birmingham learned more about the different industries and routes into employment available with an interactive day focused on employa ...

Sixth Form Business Mentoring

Sixth Form Business Mentoring Year 12 students from Westminster City School have embarked on their second year of one-to-one mentoring with business leaders from across the Victoria Business Improve ...

Light Up Sunderland with Northern Powergrid

Light Up Sunderland with Northern Powergrid Winning pupils from Hudson Road Primary School in Sunderland were made VIPs for the night after winning the Northern Powergrid Light Up Sunderland competi ...

FutureJobs

How can you get involved with FutureJobs? Educators Join our resource development team and help develop a set of tools for schools to use to embed Digital skills. This unique opportunity provid ...

#GirlTechLCR

160 students from schools in Leeds, Wakefield and Calderdale were invited to #GirlTechLCR - the very for 'tech for girls' event in the region aimed at better educating young women about career paths i ...

Leeds City College Engineering Brief with Arup & Carillion

Leeds City College Engineering Brief with Arup & Carillion BTEC Level 3 Engineering students get their first taste of a real life brief with help from Carillion & Arup. FOCUS: Give college ...

Interview Practice at Wakefield College

900 students from Wakefield College got an opportunity to hone their interview skills with help from over 50 local business volunteers at the college’s city and Castleford campuses.

Inspirational Women's Panel at John Smeaton Academy

Inspirational Women Panel at John Smeaton Academy This special event gave pupil premium students an opportunity to meet a number of successful women from a range of backgrounds and industries. ...

Made in Oxford

Made in Oxford Young people from three schools in Oxford got an opportunity to hone their business and enterprise skills with a unique challenge from the brand-new Westgate Oxford shopping centre. ...

Roles in Health Day at The Co-operative Academy Leeds

Roles in Health Day BTEC Health & Social Care students got an in-depth look at roles and responsibilities in healthcare to give them a better understanding of how they can apply their learning in t ...

STEM Day at Whitcliffe Mount School

STEM Day at Whitcliffe Mount School Year 8 students at Whitcliffe Mount got a better insight into how Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths can lead to careers with an interactive day designed ju ...

Northern Gas Networks' Outstanding Young Presenter Awards

Northern Gas Networks' Outstanding Young Presenter Awards Northern Gas Networks open their Outstanding Presenter competition up to Leeds students for the third year running. FOCUS: Help young ...

Plusnet Online Safety Challenge

Plusnet Online Safety Challenge Young people from three primary schools in South Yorkshire got an opportunity to hone their creativity and teamwork skills with a unique challenge from Plusnet. ...

Canon Camera Campaign Challenge

Canon Camera Campaign Challenge Students from two schools in Surrey were challenged to think creatively to design an advertising campaign targeted at encouraging ‘Gen-Z’ to use cameras. FO ...

Try a Job Day

Try a Job Day at Cockshut Hill School Year 9 students get a taste of careers available with local employers with a range of hands-on workshops and presentations. FOCUS: Develop students' confi ...

STEM for Girls

STEM for Girls Birmingham Female students from eight schools in the West Midlands attended the second STEM for Girls Day at the Signing Tree Conference Centre. FOCUS: Give Key Stage 3 student ...

Girls Can Do It Too from Land Securities

Girls Can Do It Too 40 female students were set a challenge to inspire young women to explore careers in construction. FOCUS: To tackle the gender gap in construction, engineering and property ...

Workplace Visit to Siemens Leeds

Workplace Visit to Siemens Leeds Year 9 students from Leeds East Academy were invited for an interactive workplace visit at Siemens Mechanical Drives to find out about key skills for success. ...

Pinsent Masons Debating Challenge

Pinsent Masons Debating Challenge International law firm Pinsent Masons joined up with Ahead Partnership and regional businesses to host a debating tournament for students from schools around Leeds, ...

DWF 5 STAR Futures

DWF 5 STAR Futures Volunteer coaches from UK law firm DWF's Leeds office help students from Swallow Hill Community College aim higher with their six month mentoring programme. FOCUS: Help Year ...

Paradise Birmingham Urban Regeneration Challenge

Paradise Birmingham Urban Regeneration Challenge With the help and advice of industry experts, Year 9 students from two schools in Birmingham were asked to plan a brand new development for the city. ...

Imagile Group School Sponsorship

Imagile Group School Sponsorship By sponsoring in four schools' bespoke Make the Grade programmes Imagile Group are having a huge, sustainable impact on the future success of the students they alre ...

Northern Gas Networks Primary Challenge

Northern Gas Networks Primary Challenge By challenging primary school pupils to work together to communicate their key safety messages, Northern Gas Networks help young people to be more aware of th ...

Linked Curriculum Workshop & Visit with Zenith

Linked Curriculum Workshop & Visit with Zenith The UK's leading independent leasing, vehicle outsourcing and fleet management provider work with GCSE Business Studies students to open their eyes to ...

aspire2work: Entrepreneurial Spark Hub visit

Results 75% of learners said they were more aware of jobs they want to do in the future 83% of learners said they had a better idea of the skills and qualities employers look for 67 ...

aspire2work: Bradford Careers Event 2017

aspire2work learners from across Yorkshire came to the Bradford Careers Event to find out what opportunities they could take advantage of with local employers and training providers. Watch the vid ...

Transpennine Express Scheduling Challenge

Transpennine Express Scheduling Challenge Major train operator, Transpennine Express, help Year 10 students apply their learning from GCSE Maths to a real life scenario and understand how their le ...

Calbee Healthy Snack Challenge

Calbee Healthy Snack Challenge Pupils at two primary schools in East Leeds learned about the importance of understanding what we eat and how to take a product to market with the help of global snack ...

Hammerson Seasonal Spaces Challenge

Hammerson Seasonal Spaces Challenge Hammerson help Leeds students understand more about the world of retail with an interactive challenge at their brand new development in the city centre. FOC ...

Workplace visit to Freeths Birmingham

Workplace visit to Freeths Birmingham Year 10 students from King Edward VI Aston School were invited for an interactive workplace visit at Freeths to find out about key skills for success. FOC ...

Workplace visit to Birmingham Airport

Workplace visit to Birmingham Airport Primary school pupils focus on the future and find out more about the world of work with the help of a range of volunteers from Birmingham Airport. FOCUS: ...

Extra Motorway Services Challenge

Extra Motorway Services Challenge Business volunteers from Extra Motorway Services and their partner businesses help Garforth Academy's sixth form understand what it takes to plan and pitch a build ...

Apprenticeships Yorkshire

Apprenticeships Yorkshire 25th May 2015 Where do I find out more information about apprenticeships? Where can I find an apprenticeship in Leeds? How do I apply? What skills are employers looking ...

Craig Looker inspires learners to Aspire2Work

Craig Looker of Gordons LLP inspires learners to Aspire2Work 17th June 2015 Craig Looker, Solicitor at Gordons LLP in Leeds, has contributed enormously to Aspire2Work, the programme which supports ...

Raising Aspirations amongst Aspire2Work Students

Raising Aspirations amongst Aspire2Work Students 22nd May 2015 Northern Powergrid, Natwest, Royal Air Force – just some of the big names exhibiting at a Raising Aspirations Careers Fair held rec ...

Leeds employers matched with local young talent

Leeds employers matched with local young talent 7th May 2015 Last week saw the first Talent Match Matching Event take place with Pinsent Masons playing host to a number of businesses and young pe ...

Primary pupils in maths technology challenge!

Primary pupils in maths technology challenge! 5th May 2015 Through the Make the Grade programme, five schools from the Navigate Trust in South Yorkshire took part in an Enterprising Challenge for ...

Aspire2Work workshop inspires budding entrepreneurs

Aspire2Work workshop inspires budding entrepreneurs 27th April 2015 As part of the Aspire2Work programme, in partnership with Aspire-igen, David Guild from the Business Enterprise Fund educated s ...

Make the Grade Placements are launched!

Make the Grade Placements are launched! 13th April 2015 A launch session was held for 24 Year 12 Co-Operative Academy students. The aim was to prepare students for their 10 week placements beg ...

Jarrow students learn about the Energy Sector

Jarrow students learn about the Energy Sector Year 9 students from Jarrow School in Sunderland recently went on a workplace visit to Northern Gas Networks in Sunderland. The purpose of this visit wa ...

Calbee Make the Grade as a Lead Partner

Explore the Calbee brand... https://www.calbee.com/Welcome Calbee New Partner news – Calbee joins Ahead Partnerships’ Make the Grade! Ahead Partnership are delighted to welcome Calbee ...

‘CSR City’ is here!

In partnership with CSR City Birmingham‘CSR City’ is officially launched! It’s offical, ‘CSR City’ and ‘Make the Grade’ Birmingham are officially launched following a successful, ...

Absolutely Retail

Winning team from Roundhay School Sampling some of the luxury products Harvey Nichols Leeds offerLuxury lifestyle store inspires young local entrepreneurs Thanks to leading luxury retail ...

Northern Powergrid and Ahead Partnership Make the Grade in Energy

Northern Powergrid and Ahead Partnership Make the Grade in Energy Ahead Partnership and Northern Powergrid win CIPR Community Relations Campaign award. Northern Powergrid and Ahead Partnershi ...

Premier Farnell and Leeds Beckett inspire Yorkshire students

Find out more about the challenge and Science and Engineering sectors at http://uk.farnell.com/wearable-tech-competition Explore Leeds Beckett University... www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk ...

Carr Manor Careers Event by Spina Noorzai (Year 10 Work experience student)

Students got into character and 'hands on' at the interactive eventCarr Manor Careers Event - Possibly the best way of giving a hint of the working world! This event has helped 340 Carr Manor studen ...

Working at Ahead Partnership by Spina Noorzai (Year 10 Work Experience student)

See what else we have been up to at Ahead Partnership > > > Working at Ahead Partnership For 2 weeks I worked with Ahead Partnership for my work experience. It was probably the longest 2 weeks of my ...

STEM Event 2016

Bringing STEM subjects to life for young girls In an ever changing world it is apparent that there is a widening skills gap in all industries. One industry that see’s such a divide in not only ski ...

Students Get the Codebug

STUDENTS GET THE CODEBUG! As part of our Make the Grade programme, which brings together businesses and schools to meet with the economic priorities of local areas to create a lasting and posit ...

The Premier Farnell Wearable Tecnology Challenge...the ideas

The Premier Farnell Wearable Technology Challege 2016 saw several interesting and innovative submissions. All were well researched and designed and soundly presented at the finale on the 15th MarchNet ...

The Premier Farnell Wearable Technology Challenge - And the winner is...

This challenge was created and funded by our lead partner Premier Farnell The challenge was supported by Leeds Beckett UniversityNetherwood takes Codeburg Crown in wearable technlogy ch ...

Ahead Partnership Makes The Grade With £250,000 Funding Success

You can find out more about the Careers and Enterprise Company Innovation Fund hereAhead Partnership Bid and Funding Success We have recently received funding to further develop our make the Grade p ...

Selfridges Challenge leaves children 'in awe'

Selfridges Challenge leaves children 'in awe' Fantastic feedback received from Ark Rose Primary School in Birmingham following the Selfridges 'Fashioning a Sustainable Future' challenge: "Both our ...

Make the Grade Launches in Tees Valley

Make the Grade expansion into the North East is supported by the Careers and Enterprise Company Fund Make the Grade in Tees Valley is being run in Partnership with NYBEPAhead Partnership 'Ma ...

Our business partner results show the real value of volunteering

Our business partner results show the real value of volunteering by Lola Wilson, our Business Development Coordinator for Leeds City Region As another academic year begins and we fire up the ...

Moments of Choice: what does this report mean for your school?

Moments of Choice : what does this report mean for your school? by Sophie Greenwood, our Head of Service Excellence With the ‘Moments of Choice’ report released in August 2016 we wanted t ...

Our Chief Executive wins White Rose Community Award

Our Chief Executive wins White Rose Community Award We were thrilled to discover earlier this month that our Chief Executive and founder, Stephanie Burras CBE, is the recipient of a White Rose ...

Apprenticeships: the right choice for me and so many others

Last month Larissa visited her former school to tell students about the apprenticeship programme. "Larissa is an absolute asset to our team. She's been learning really quickly and has firsthand ex ...

Light Up Leeds & Sunderland with Northern Powergrid

Light Up Leeds & Sunderland with Northern Powergrid Winning pupils from Parklands Primary School in Leeds and Hudson Road Primary School in Sunderland have been made VIPs for the night after w ...

Primary School pupils to take over Ahead Partnership for the day

Young people to take over Ahead Partnership for #takeoverchallenge day Year 5 and 6 pupils from Parklands Primary School in Seacroft will be taking over our Head Office for the day on Friday 18 ...

Parklands Primary School take over our Head Office

Our board for #TakeoverChallenge Day came up with concepts of how we can market to young people in schoolParklands Primary School take over our Head Office Last Friday was National Takeover Chal ...

Careers panel boosts Citizenship Training Day at Leeds West Academy

Panellists from a range of industries answer Year 12 students' questionsCareers panel boosts Citizenship Training Day at Leeds West Academy Panellists from a range of businesses and industries o ...

Leeds City Academy get a grilling from the professionals

Leeds City Academy students get a grilling from the professionals Business volunteers from KPMG, Yorkshire Building Society, Headingley Chiropractic Clinic and the University of Huddersfield wer ...

Lightcliffe Academy talk mental health

Read more about the first Mental Health & Resilience Day at Lightcliffe Academy > > Lightcliffe Academy talk mental health Year 11 students at Lightcliffe Academy in Halifax took part in the school' ...

Key Stage 4 students delve into the world of work at John Smeaton Academy

Key Stage 4 students delve into the world of work at John Smeaton Academy Students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 at John Smeaton Academy took a tour of the careers and post-16 options available i ...

KPMG help students understand dangers online

KPMG help students understand dangers online Business volunteers from KPMG ran an interactive cyber security workshop with Year 8 students at Leeds City Academy last month, helping them to under ...

Westminster City School shows students the possibilities

300 students from Westminster City School got the opportunity to meet employers from across the city of London this week with an interactive careers fair.

Year 10 students learn about trade and logistics from global employer DP World

Find out more about P&O Heritage on their websiteYear 10 students learn about trade and logistics from global employer DP World Year 10 students in London got the chance to find out more about a ...

BUSINESS BLOG: 5 Star Futures with DWF

BUSINESS BLOG: 5 STAR Futures with DWF by Gail Taylor, Diversity & Community Engagement Manager for DWF LLP Our Business Blogs are an honest insight into the partnerships we have with busi ...

A life without hope - thoughts on the Prince’s Trust Youth Index

A life without hope - thoughts on the Prince’s Trust Youth Index by Stephanie Burras CBE, our Chief Executive The report published by the Prince’s Trust of recent research on anxiety amongst ...

Land Securities launch Girls Can Do It Too

Find out what Land Securities have to say about their Girls Can Do It Too project on their blog > > Land Securities launch Girls Can Do It Too Yesterday saw the launch of Girls Can Do It Too , ...

Is your business apprenticeship levy-ready?

Useful online resources to help you understand the Apprenticeship Levy: Online Apprenticeship Calculator HM Revenue & Customs Policy on Apprenticeship Levy Learndirect: Apprenticeshi ...

Westgate Shopping Centre challenge students to Made in Oxford pop-up shop competition

45 students from St Gregory the Great Catholic School, City of Oxford College and Oxford Academy were set a special challenge by Land Securities and Westgate Shopping Centre earlier this week.

Carleton High School get a closer look at careers in Pontefract

800 students at Carleton High School quizzed local employers about opportunities and career routes at a careers marketplace event in Pontefract this week.

Barclays focus on confidence with Year 8 students at Acland Burghley School

Barclays focus on confidence with Year 8 students at Acland Burghley School Business volunteers from Barclays helped Year 8 students develop their self-confidence with an interactive workshop ...

Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre introduced to the world of work

Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre introduced to the world of work Year 8 students from Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre in Barnsley got an early introduction to the world of work with the h ...

Leeds East Academy inspired by local firms

Leeds East Academy inspired by local firms Leeds East Academy's Year 8 and 11 students got the chance to quiz local employers on career path options and the experience and knowledge required to ...

BUSINESS BLOG: #GirlTechLCR with Epiphany Search and She Does Digital

Read what the schools and students had to say about #GirlTechLCR > > BUSINESS BLOG: Encouraging young women to get into Digital with #GirlTechLCR by Rose Mountague, Creative Director, Epiphany & She ...

BUSINESS BLOG: WYG's experience of Make the Grade

"Our vision is to inspire positive change through our imagination and expertise. Working with Ahead Partnership gives us a unique opportunity to make that happen for future generations."BUSINESS BLOG: ...

Apprenticeship Reforms Survey: Is your business ready?

Apprenticeship Reforms Survey: Is your business ready? As a valued partner, we would like to understand how prepared you are for the forthcoming apprenticeship reforms. We would appreciate your ...

Progress 8 and Attainment 8: A guide for business

Progress 8 and Attainment 8: A guide for business by Sophie Greenwood, our Head of Service Excellence Schools had their first batch of Progress 8 and Attainment 8 data earlier this year – ...

Carr Manor Community School students complete mentoring programme

Carr Manor Community School students complete mentoring programme Year 9 students from Carr Manor Community School in Leeds have completed their sixth mentoring programme - with a glitzy Oscars- ...

Buttershaw College get to grips with Business & Enterprise

Buttershaw College students get to grips with Business & Enterprise Year 9 students from Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College in Bradford got an interactive day off timetable to understand m ...

Getting Ready for Work: how can we better prepare young people for their future careers?

Getting Ready for Work: how can we better prepare young people for their future careers? by Anna Turner, our Creative Programmes Coordinator As of November 2016, Ofsted have published ‘Gettin ...

Grange Technology College STEM success

Grange Technology College STEM success Year 8 students at Grange Technology College in Bradford took part in an interactive STEM Day last week, with 300 young people getting a better insight int ...

Businesses from the Fitzrovia Partnership come together for local students

Businesses from the Fitzrovia Partnership come together for local students Fifteen businesses from across the Fitzrovia Partnership attended their flagship careers event on 16 May to give local ...

The Hard Facts on Soft Skills: Yorkshire companies reveal the most in-demand skills for software development and testing

The Hard Facts on Soft Skills: Yorkshire companies reveal the most in-demand skills for software development and testing by Anna Turner, our Creative Programmes Coordinator Fruition IT, a Leeds-b ...

Business & enterprise take centre stage at University Academy Keighley

Business & enterprise take centre stage at University Academy Keighley Local employers joined Year 11 students at an exciting Business & Enterprise Day designed to help young people focus on th ...

Ahead Partnership to receive further funding from government-backed Careers & Enterprise Company

“The Careers & Enterprise Company has reached out to thousands of young people to give them advice and support to ensure there are no limits to their potential. It’s great to see the programmes co ...

Crawshaw Academy mentoring success for the sixth year

Crawshaw Academy mentoring success for the sixth year Year 9 students from Crawshaw Academy in Pudsey, Leeds have completed their sixth Make the Grade mentoring programme with business volunte ...

White Rose Shopping Centre support students in South Leeds

White Rose Shopping Centre Make the Grade student results 2017: 94% say it has improved their confidence 94% say they understand the types of jobs they could do in the future 99% sa ...

BUSINESS BLOG: Arup's experience of Make the Grade

BUSINESS BLOG: Arup's experience of Make the Grade by Kay Fisher, Operations Manager, Arup Our Business Blogs are an honest insight into the partnerships we have with businesses all over the ...

Ahead Partnership win top award at Leeds Trinity University Employability Awards 2017

Get more details on the @LTUPlacements Twitter pageAhead Partnership win top award at Leeds Trinity University Employability Awards 2017 We're delighted that last week Ahead Partnership was ...

King Edward's School explore the diversity of STEM with Ahead Partnership

King Edward's School explore the diversity of STEM with Ahead Partnership Over 100 Year 10 students from King Edward's School in Birmingham took part in an interactive STEM Day earlier this mon ...

My work experience at Ahead Partnership

My work experience at Ahead Partnership by Matida from Leeds West Academy In July we were asked if Matida, a student at Leeds West Academy, could join our marketing team to get some hands-on ...

Sixth form students get a taste of sweet success with Gateley plc

Sixth form students get a taste of sweet success with Gateley Plc Year 12 students from Bordesley Green Girls' School took on the Just Desserts Challenge hosted by national law firm Gateley Pl ...

Rodillian Academy sixth form tackle life skills

Rodillian Academy sixth form tackle life skills Year 12 students at Rodillian Academy in Leeds took part in an interactive Life Skills Day last week, with 80 young people building vital soft sk ...

Year 9 get an introduction to the world of engineering with WYG

Year 9 get an introduction to the world of engineering with WYG Year 9 students from Abbey Grange C of E Academy in Leeds and Lightcliffe Academy in Halifax took part in an interactive engine ...

Titus Salt School get stuck into STEM Day in Bradford

120 students from Titus Salt School in Bradford got a closer look at how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects can lead to successful and diverse careers with the help of voluntee ...

Social Mobility in the UK: over-looking soft skills could be as big a threat to employability as job-pinching robots, automation and AI

Social Mobility in the UK: over-looking soft skills could be as big a threat to employability as job-pinching robots, automation and AI by Anna Turner, our Creative Programmes Coordinator The Sut ...

Results Day - the good, the bad and the ugly

Results Day - the good, the bad and the ugly by Lola Wilson, our Marketing & Business Development Coordinator With the sound of students across the country ripping open their GCSE and A-Level res ...

Premier Farnell Technology Challenge inspires next generation of coders

 Premier Farnell Technology Challenge inspires next generation of coders Students from sixteen schools and colleges across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale are getting an introduction to ...

Ahead Partnership named Regional Winners in British Chamber Business Awards 2017

We're delighted that Ahead Partnership have been announced regional winners for the Education & Business Partnership Award at the Chamber Business Awards 2017 . This award recognises organisatio ...

Guiseley School students master interview technique with the help of local businesses

Guiseley School students master interview technique with the help of local businesses Business volunteers from O2, JM Glendinning, Yorkshire Building Society and Easypay Services were among th ...

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